With 1.500 employees throughout Europe, Otto Christ AG currently earns an annual turnover of more than 170 Mill. EUR and is situated in a covered production facility with more than 84.584 . Subsidiary companies are located in Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, the Slovokian Republic, Hungary, Spain and France.
Otto Christ worldwide.


A company with a history rich in tradition

Since 1963, Otto Christ AG has remained one of the leading manufacturers of car wash systems in Europe. The Christ company offers a wide array of products, ranging from roll-over wash units, wash tunnels, tram and train wash units, polishing units, truck & bus wash units, self-service wash parks to water recycling systems. Even our complete line of accessory equipment: vacuum cleaners, high-pressure cleaners, advertising agents, magnet card readers, as well as, car wash and care products are produced in our factory in Benningen (Germany). Approximately 56% of our equipment is exported.


1879: Anton Christ established a craft business in Memmingen. CHRIST originally produced grain sieves, wire mesh and trelliswork.

1924:  For the first time in 1924, automatic machinery was used for the production of wire netting. (Otto Christ).

War years:  Nailing machines and Wire mattresses.

1956:  Steel band production Wire drawing for Further industrial processing.

1963: Franz Christ built his first car wash unit next to his parents business. Single unit production followed, which laid the foundation for production during that time. 

1968:  The first wash tunnel was built.  Advancements in motorization led to a constant increase in demand.

1980: This branch of business soon acquired decisive importance for the company’s future. For this reason, the company stopped steel band production in 1980 and focused their future attention on producing car wash units and wash tunnels.

1996: Company restructuring to Otto Christ AG.

2000: Acquisition of SVG Superwash Waschanlagen GmbH

2007: Acquisition of Skinetta Pac Systems

Company information

Type of Company Corporation since September 1996
Supervisory Board Christiane Christ Senior (Chairman), Franz Christ, Rafael Christ
Board of Directors Otto Christ, Alexander Christ, Markus Christ, Engelbert Haggenmüller
Personnel 1400 throughout Europe Incl. 40 commercial apprentices and 50 industrial apprentices and 12 dual students Commercial
Commercial Apprenticeships Industry merchant, computer science merchant, Design draftsman, Specialist for warehouse logistics
Industrial Apprenticeships Mechatronician, Cutting machine operator, Industrial electrician, Machine and plant operator
Dual courses Industrial engineering, Mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering, Computer Science
Annual turnover  
2010 115 Mill. €
2011 119 Mill. €
2012 124 Mill. €
2013 126 Mill. €
2014 145 Mill. €
2015 153 Mill. €
2016 155 Mill. €
2017 160 Mill. €
2018 170 Mill. €
Export share ca. 56 %

Covered production floor  space: 84.584 m² including the factory 2, factory 3, Christ Chemical, Christ Elektronik, Christ Packing und Christ Tschechien.